Following a barren draw recorded against Nigeria’s Super Eagles B team at the ongoing African Nations Championship in Morocco, Rwandan coach, Antoine Hey has revealed that his tactics was well executed by his players.
The Amavubees of Rwanda defended stoutly in the first 45, curtailing the Eagles who had dominated the half.
The Eagles who were tipped as favourite to win failed to convert the several chances created. Rabiu Ali and Sunday Faleye both hit the wood work and the post respectively in the first half while the second half had a little of fireworks.
Antoine Hey sad: “It was a good result for us. We knew that in the first five minutes the Nigerian team will come for us, and in the second half we changed the strikers by introducing a little bit more speedy strikers.
“The plan was to run when we find depth to run, and fortunately we wanted to score from one of the situations. That was the ideal plan. We ended the first half 0-0 and then waited for the Nigeria to get a little impatient and stretch and then use more speedy strikers to kill the game off.
On the next game, Hey mentioned that the plan will be tweaked according to the opposition. ‘In the next match it will be a little different, and we are preparing differently.
“We want a situation where we will have the everything in our hands when it comes to the last match against Libya, – Antoine Hey concluded”
Rwanda will play Equatorial Guinea in their next match on Friday 19 January while Nigeria and Libya lock horns in an earlier fixture which kicks off at about 5.30pm in the evening (Nigerian Time).